What sizes of parts can Signicast produce?
Signicast pours a wide variety of parts, weighing anywhere from a few ounces to as much as 250 pounds.
What as-cast tolerances can investment casting achieve?
The investment casting process is capable of excellent repeatability. As-cast process capability of +/- three standard deviations when a single point location is repeatedly measured is typically +/- .003 to +/- .004 per inch. However, tolerance capability is largely influenced by part configuration. Symmetrical shapes with uniform wall sections will solidify with much less variation and distortion than non-symmetrical, non-uniform shapes.
What alloys does Signicast pour?
Why don’t you inject the metal right into the mold?
With steel, the temperature is 3,000 degrees and it will melt anything.
How do you vent the mold?
The investment casting mold is inherently porous, so the entrapped air escapes through the shell naturally.
Can I get my logo on my part?
Of course, be as creative as you want.
What kind of surface finishes can be produced?
Signicast offers an assortment of surface finishes. From polished zinc plating to chromate, you can view all of our surface finishes, here.
What kind of CAD files can I send?
You can send anything you run but the most beneficial are UG, STP, or Parasolid.
How do I upload a CAD/large file to you?
Can I create prototypes with investment casting?
Yes, Signicast plays a major role in expediting time-to-market for new products, being well versed in utilizing prototyping to simulate a production part in a minimal time frame.